Things to do this Canada Day!

Looking for ways to celebrate Canada Day? Keep reading for a variety of activities happening in and around Red Deer. 

While Canada Day celebrations at Bower Ponds will not happen this year the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society will host Heritage Celebration Fireworks at Westerner Park. The gates open at 10:15 pm for you to come into the parking lot, settle and watch the lightshow at 11pm. Since restrictions will be lifted that day, you do not have to stay in your vehicle. The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society will also be posting a Cultural Showcase link online to view their 2021 display of heritage and history video series from their member groups. 

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame will be opened on Canada Day, come out of the heat and enjoy some fun events from crafts to games, and leave with a little something cold when you leave. 

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Looking to celebrate your eastern roots with a western feel?  Do you Love Lobster? Heritage ranch has you covered with their 2021 Canada Day Lobster Dinner Book your bib, I mean your seat at the table for some Lobster from July 01 – 04. 

Need some music in your life? The Klamdaggers will be performing at the AG Society Amphitheatre in Blackfalds on Canada Day from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Then they will be heading to Bo’s Bar and Stage who will be celebrating  A Stage III Canada Day with the Klamdaggers live music, dancing and DJ, so much fun, doors open at 7:00 pm and music starts at 9:00 pm. 

If you’re heading to cool down in Sylvan lake, here’s what they’re doing!  The town will be celebrating Canada Day with Fireworks on the lake, a Food Truck-A-Thon, and art installations. 

Lacombe Regional Tourism will be taking music to the streets, with their driving band performances on Canada Day.  Five musical performers Randy Bolton, Mike Szabo, Flashback Freddy, CJ Berube, and Alecia Aichelle will be riding through the city performing on trailers. Check out their Facebook page for map routes and feel free to direct message them if you have any questions. 

If you’re taking the rest of the week off, and looking for something on Friday night, head on to Rochon Sands at Buffalo lake as they will be putting on a huge fireworks show, the sky will light up at 11. It is going to be big, so keep an eye out for it.  

It’s time to celebrate the return to music, as Ten02 will be performing on the Ross Street patio in celebration of Canada Day from 11:30am to 1:00pm. 

Ellis Bird Farm will be hosting BioBlitz & other Family Events all day from 11-5.  There will be several experts on hand to educate visitors to the variety of birds, mammals, insects, plants, mosses and lichens. Make sure you bring something to keep cool, your phone camera, download the NatureLynx app in advance and start taking pictures.


Historic Markerville is holding a Canada Day Backyard BBQ & the Museum Opening with hamburgers & hotdogs from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There will also be complimentary cake & ice cream, yes ice cream!  If they have enough dressed-up guests & locals in some festive wear, there will be an impromptu walkaround the hamlet parade at 11:00 am. 

@TourismRedDeer would love to hear about your favourite things to do this Canada Day, tag us on social media as you #explorereddeersbackyard as we #getoutofthegrey and #experiencethecolours of central Alberta. 

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